Fossil of this giant turtle found in desert

Feb 13 2020 06:12 PM
Fossil of this giant turtle found in desert

Once upon a time there used to be giant creatures like dinosaurs on Earth, we all would know this and their fossils are also found from many places from time to time. One such fossil is found in the Tatakoa Desert of Colombia in South America. This fossil is of a giant turtle. According to scientists, it is equal in size to a car. Now you can understand how big it will be.

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According to scientists, the length of this giant turtle must have been 13 feet and weight is about 2.5 tons. It is being claimed that such turtles were found 13 million years ago in North-South America. Scientists have named the turtle fossil as Stupendemi zigraphicus. It is found in the Tatakoa Desert of Colombia in South America and the Urumaco region of Venezuela.

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Turtles do not usually have horns, but it is being reported that male turtles have horns on either side of their armor, which they may have used to protect their territory from other creatures or to fight for female turtles. Used to do This surprising research has been published in the journal Science. The research was led by Bogota's paleontologist Edwin Cadena. However, this is not the first time that such a large turtle fossil has been found. Earlier, in 1970, the fossil of Stupendemi turtle was also found, but many things could not be known about it at that time. According to scientists, the seagoing archelon is famous as the largest turtle on earth. Then there is Stupendemi, which is considered to be the largest turtle in the world. At the end of the Seagoing Archilon dinosaur era, about 7 million years ago, lived on Earth. Their length used to be 4.6 meters.

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